I am trying to install Julia:

$ sudo apt-get install julia
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
Package julia is not available, but is referred to by another package.
This may mean that the package is missing, has been obsoleted, or
is only available from another source
However the following packages replace it:

E: Package 'julia' has no installation candidate

I then tried to install julia-common, but this seems not to contain the actual language: "This package contains the Julia standard library and test suite."

What does this mean? Are my sources broken or is Julia just not available in the Raspbian stretch repo (but why is there a julia-common package then)?

The only line in my /etc/apt/sources.list is:

deb http://mirrordirector.raspbian.org/raspbian/ stretch main contrib non-free rpi

2 Answers 2


Not really, but you can install it fairly easy: https://juliaberry.github.io/ :) This project gives you an precompiled binary to get started with.

wget https://julialang.s3.amazonaws.com/bin/linux/arm/0.5/julia-0.5-latest-linux-arm.tar.gz mkdir julia tar -xzf julia-0.5-latest-linux-arm.tar.gz -C julia --strip-components 1 --exclude libstdc++.so.6 does copy the needed files and you can start julia then with julia/bin/julia



Julia is now available in the Raspbian repository and can be installed with apt:

sudo apt update
sudo apt install julia

You can verify the install with:

julia -v

Which should return something like:

julia version 0.5.1

Note: Like many packages installed via apt is an older version.

  • Still does not work for me. Getting "unmet dependencies" error: pastebin.com/qCv9SMdd
    – jitter
    Commented Apr 13, 2017 at 0:23
  • @jitter are you running wheezy or Jessie? Commented Apr 13, 2017 at 0:49
  • I have stretch (see my original post).
    – jitter
    Commented Apr 15, 2017 at 1:23

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